VAMOOZ has teamed up with Boohoo.com to bring innovative crowdfunded buses connecting staff with Boohoo.com’s sites in Burnley.
VAMOOZ, by Transdev Blazefield which operates buses in Burnley as The Burnley Bus Company, is already running home-to-school services and trips to sports fixtures, other events and destinations. Now VAMOOZ has linked up with Boohoo to crowdfund the new home to work services. As more people sign up to use them, the cost of their regular ticket will fall, thanks to the unique way VAMOOZ works.
Burnley-based online retailer Boohoo.com is growing rapidly and facing the usual issues with staff travel choices as they go from success to success taking on more people. A new warehouse and a recruitment drive bring a challenge, and the need to look at a bus service for their staff.
Mike Suban, Head of HR at Boohoo.com, said: “Boohoo are already one of the largest employers in the Burnley area and our business continues to go from strength to strength. We have developed a Travel Plan which aims to encourage travel by more sustainable modes of transport, thereby reducing reliance on private vehicles and specifically single occupancy trips. Partnering with VAMOOZ to create new bus services that will provide cost-effective travel for current and future colleagues makes perfect sense to help facilitate the sustainable development of our Burnley Operations Centre”.
“It’s a great message for us to give to our staff – with the crowdfunding approach, the more people that use the new services, the cheaper they will be for everyone. The way the service has been tailored to our shift patterns and to where our staff live is fantastic and we know that through VAMOOZ we can regularly review if the services are meeting our needs”.
The new buses – V1 from Padiham and Burnley & V3 from Colne and Nelson – will start on 2nd May 2018 and will be running 7 days a week to and from the Heasandford Industrial Estate on Widow Hill Road. The timetables are tailored around boohoo shifts but the services will be open for everyone to use.
Regular users buying monthly tickets on the VAMOOZ app will be able to use their tickets on Mainline and The Burnley Bus Company buses too.